#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 19th, 2013 20:01
#2 By: Phasma Felis, December 19th, 2013 20:30
Sugru is silicone rubber, not polymer clay. It is fast-curing and super useful, though.
Also, I know you guys need to squeeze your Amazon referral link in there, but couldn't you have linked the actual product website as well? Sugru's history and applications should be of great interest to happy mutants.
#3 By: Stephen Frost, December 19th, 2013 20:45
Thanks. Sugru looks interesting.
#4 By: Randy Walters, December 19th, 2013 20:51
It does look like a great idea! I'm not going to be a nay-sayer, but just remember:
BE CAREFUL. Please.
#5 By: Captain Pedge, December 19th, 2013 20:56
yeah, I thought the maxim was never put anything into your ear smaller than your elbow
#6 By: PopeRatzo, December 19th, 2013 21:09
This looks like the kind of thing that looks easy to do and most people would have no problem but would end up with me in the emergency room.
When I was six, my uncle showed me a magic trick where it looks like you're sticking a cherry pit up your nose. Sure enough, an ER doctor had to remove the cherry pit from my nose.
I'll stick with holding a transistor radio up to my ear.
#7 By: PopeRatzo, December 19th, 2013 21:10
Sugru is the best. I bought my wife a little sampler pack and she's doing all sorts of stuff with it. I even fixed a cable for my headphones.
#8 By: Adge Cutler, December 20th, 2013 07:51
Or you could just buy a set of in-ear headphones (personally I would recomend some from my favorite german audio equipment manufacturer) which are both designed to mould themselves to your ear and made in a way so as to not leak half the bass in a direction away from your ear.
#9 By: Jennifer Kii, December 20th, 2013 09:55
Unless you are one of those people (like the human I love the most) who has a terrible habit of losing earbuds or washing them. Or you are like me and occasionally smash earbuds in car doors or step on them. Or you have a cat that likes to dig them out of your purse and drag them around the house. That gets expensive really fast. We buy earbuds from monoprice.com. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=8321&seq=1&format=2
inexpensive, minimal packaging, work well, sound good, and no big deal if a pair is destroyed.
#10 By: Jennifer Kii, December 20th, 2013 10:01
I love sugru. I've used it to fix and improve everything from a pair of boots, chips in the case of my computer, to a wiggling shelf. I used it to create a loop on a laundrymat smartcard, so I could attach the card to a badge reel and the reel to my jeans. Never lost the smartcard after that. When we no longer needed the card, I decided to test how tough that loop was... very tough! I couldn't get it off the card without the use of a very sharp knife. The surgru had bonded really well to the card.
#11 By: Boundegar, December 20th, 2013 10:08
What could possibly go wrong?
#12 By: Jonathan Roberts, December 20th, 2013 14:58
I always thought that was just something you say so you can laugh while watching people trying to put their elbow in their ear, like telling people that "you can't kick yourself in the nuts".
#13 By: svim, December 20th, 2013 16:13
For those of you who have not heard of Sugru before and are skeptical, it is amazing stuff. Lots and lots of examples of really ingenious uses are posted everywhere online. Great history behind its development too. I always keep some packets stored in my refrigerator, there's just too many things Sugru can be used to make annoying things function a little better.
#14 By: WearySky, December 20th, 2013 16:17
Here's somebody who took it one step further (which is what I thought the OP would be, actually): http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-full-ear-silicone-earpieces-via-the-magic-o/
#15 By: Gregory Bloom, December 22nd, 2013 02:27
I bought some of this stuff and smooshed it around my earbuds and let it set. Light, perfect fit.
#16 By: WearySky, December 24th, 2013 11:45
Annoyingly, Amazon.com doesn't ship that stuff to Canada. Have to buy it from Amazon.ca, where it is significantly more expensive. Booo Amazon! But apparently Bass Pro Shops sells it too - I guess if you're a hunter, ear protection is a good thing.
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, December 24th, 2013 20:01
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